Fuel Nazi No More! GM Lets Dealers Have Their Fuel Allowance BackRay Wert8/28/06 11:13amFiled to: NewsDealersGmWilliam PowellDealershipsFuelIndustry News1EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkThis image was lost some time after publication. Last week we reported on a double-super-secret missive from William Powell, GM's Veep for Industry Dealer Affairs to all dealers on fuel allowances outlining the General's new policy on reimbursement to dealers of the cost of gas on that first filled-to-the-brim tank on a new car. The new policy was that instead of a reimbursement to dealers for a full tank upon delivery, the General'd be reimbursing $20 for a car and $30 for a truck — which by our calculations left a sizable gap between what it takes to fill a tank and what the General's willing to pay. After seeing the code-word clearance only document, we hypothesized that the added cost of the first tank was going to slip on down to the consumer. Apparently the General was reading and got concerned about the same thing, because in a startling twist, they've decided to let the dealers have their soup and the full fuel allowance. Kudos to the General for making the right decision, now lets see if they'll give us bread too. The full amended policy memo sent to dealers on Friday is just a click of the jump away.